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Royal BC Museum

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Neighbourhood: James Bay
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Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-356-7226
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum...

Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.

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Toured the Museum for the first time in 35 years, lots of improvements for the better, also saw a film in the Imax theatre, it was awesome

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Toured the Museum for the first time in 35 years, lots of improvements for the better, also saw a film in the Imax theatre, it was awesome

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to kill a rainy morning and a relative had tickets for us. The exhibits were very well done and guite informative but needs some more displays didn't really take long to go through, but there is an image theater that we did not do.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you're not a history buff, you'll love the exhibits! I especially enjoyed the re-created town, I thought I was on a movie set!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has some outstanding exhibits and some are changed quite frequently so there is almost always something new to see. The historic exhibits are fairly static as one would expect so history lovers can return anytime to add to their education. The Royal BC Museum hosts world class exhibits from around the world in addition to our own BC... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we waited forever to get into the museum and not impressed by the queue management. This is a great provincial resource and has so much to offer that was tarnished by the less than adequate welcome.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic museum to explore. I am so glad I took my daughter. A must see for BC residents for the history of BC and particularly for the First Nations. I loved it!

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The indigenous people exhibit was amazing. Love the massive totem poles, the incredible collection of argillite carvings, and the many masks. Such talented artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place. Take one free day to explore the museum. It really worths for the price which is not bad!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love history and art, so in my view this place is pretty great. A must see site if you visit Victoria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum has been updated to include more First Nations items and also an ocean/landforms display. Many interactive stations will keep children engaged to a certain extent. The old town city helps to see how the mining, fishing and logging industries evolved. It would have been great to have more hands on First Nations activities such as actual cedar that... More 

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